Sowing Time: March to May, where it is to flower. Sow seeds sparingly, 6mm (0.25in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Seedlings should not require thinning. Optimum Germination Temperature: 65-85F (18-30C). Seedlings should emerge within 18-21 days.
They will grow well in any good garden soil but prefer a deep, water drained soil and full sun.
Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods.
Caution: harmful if eaten
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.
Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.
Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.
Trust me to be difficult
By Peter Humphrey 23-09-2012
These are so quick to germinate. I went against the advice and planted the seeds in individual 3" pots I read up on these and they do not like disturbance of the tap root. When the seedlings were four inches high I watered the pots prior to transplanting and very carefully tipped the plants out and planted in the garden .They did survive and did very well. They had more of a fighting chance against slugs and snails . Obviously handling with care and before the taproot gets too big are the secret to growing them in pots first. As the lady who reviewed these before me said the picture doesn't do them justice. I have already bought another packet for next year!
Amazing colours and will definitely grow again
By Julie Riseborough 14-08-2012
I was really impressed by this lupin and sorry to be cheeky but your photo does not really do it justice! The seeds were very easy to germinate and the plants have enjoyed a range of situations with equal impact. A really great value product and I wish that my photos had been good enough to enter into the competition as the colours are so vivid. Might try to upload one on facebook so other customers can see what I mean! I bought some Lupin plants (from another supplier) and none of them came up so I'm now hooked on growing them from seed.
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